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Holocaust survivor who found safety in China reflects on her journey to America

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Spencer_Dobkin   At first glance, Ilse Jacobs is like any normal 86-year-old living in Delray Beach, Florida: She lives near her family, goes on cruises and hates the snow up north. But Jacobs’ story is not like others, even though she did move south, and definitely hates snow. Jacobs is from ...

Why every student should pay a visit to the Holocaust Museum

By Deborah Brown Copy editor @Mitzpeh   On Sunday, Oct. 14, I was part of a group of 18 students from the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought program who went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. We left in the morning and returned after noon, which was plenty of time to walk through the ...

Why every Jew (and anyone, honestly) should visit a concentration camp at some point in life

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 It’s a horrendous thing to witness. It’s uncomfortable, saddening, and haunting. And yet, visiting a concentration camp is an absolutely necessary experience. There are so many reasons people should visit at least one concentration camp in their lifetimes. For Jews, they’re a reminder ...

Polish law censoring Holocaust speech poor decision in turbulent political climate

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. For hundreds of years, Jews have been the target of hate, violence and discrimination stemming from many root causes. From Christian anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages, to Russian pogroms in the 19th century, to the Holocaust, ...

Holocaust denier running for Congress should be condemned, defeated in November

By Max Breene News editor @maxbreene18 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Come November, a Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi sympathizer could represent the GOP on the ballot in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District. Arthur Jones, who has unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination in the 3rd District five ...

German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest

By Hailey Philbin For Mitzpeh @haileyphilbin Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. When I think of Germany, I think of warm, apple strudel, twisted pretzels, the Bavarian Alps, and, of course, a stein of cold beer. However, I also think of Germany’s complex history. The mid-20th century witnessed the rise of ...

Holocaust survivor leaves inspiring message to Hillel students

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Determination was the mentality that Barney Sidler needed to survive the Holocaust, and it was the overall message he instilled in students at Hillel on Monday night where he told his story of survival. Sidler, grandfather of senior Margo Bernhaut, was one of 11 family members to survive the Holocaust ...

Tasteless Anne Frank Halloween costume belittles horror of Holocaust

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh As soon as Halloween ends, many children start counting down until the next October 31st. As Halloween gets closer, children look forward to trick-or-treating with friends, observing spirited decorations, and most of all, planning their costumes. There is little that can stand in the way of this Halloween spirit and ...

Jew You Should Know: James Glass

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Dr. James Glass has made a habit of looking at things differently than everybody else. Glass, who has been teaching at this university for 47 years, has written six books based on his research on social and political theory, ethics, mental illness, and trauma. However, what makes Glass, ...

Trump administration should look to replace ineffective press secretary

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 In the last few months, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has had to clarify some confusing and controversial statements from President Donald Trump. And up until this past week, I had some sympathy for him. After all, making sense of Trump’s less than conventional statements can’t be an ...